Archives for April 2016

North Bend Considers Big Commercial Parking Tax, with Eyes on Truck Town

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the City of North Bend may impose a new 30% Commercial Parking Tax, with the proceeds being used solely for city transportation purposes. According to a summary statement for the … [Read more...]

Mount Si Named to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools List, Makes Top 20 in Washington

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced on April 28, 2016 that Mount Si High School was once again recognized on U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Best High Schools list. The list is compiled yearly … [Read more...]

Driver Alert: Prepare for Lane Closures as I-90 Overpass Finally gets Fixed after Garbage Truck punches Hole

Look up as you drive north on Front Street in Issaquah and there it is: a chunk of concrete missing from the Interstate 90 overpass caused when a garbage truck punched a hole in a bridge girder above Front … [Read more...]

Ballot Measure to Create Eastside Fire Authority,Tax Increase for some Valley residents Failing

The ballot measure that proposed combining Fire District 38, which covers unincorporated areas of North Bend and Snoqualmie, with Fire District 10 to create an Eastside Fire Authority appears to be failing … [Read more...]

Teen pressure, stress | Social Media the New Slambook; phenomenon of FOMO

I ran into a local middle school math teacher recently and we discussed teens and stress - and what's causing it. We discussed the usual suspects: school, parents, expectations. I said all those were around … [Read more...]

Got Questions for Elected Officials? Town Hall Meeting offers Chance for one-on-one with Mayor, City Council

Curious how the City of Snoqualmie is doing?  Want to know what projects are on the horizon as home building in Snoqualmie Ridge begins to wrap up?  Or maybe just meet your city council … [Read more...]

Iconic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Featured on Local Stage, Debuts to Packed House

The Black Dog Arts Café, the home of Theatre Black Dog in downtown Snoqualmie, is bringing the iconic To Kill a Mockingbird to its stage. The play features local actors from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Redmond, … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Road Weekday Closures Resume; Big Road Project Halfway Done

It's spring and that means it's time to get working on Middle Fork Road again. Starting Monday April 18, 2016, the noon Monday through noon Friday  closures of Middle Fork Road resumed. The U.S. Department … [Read more...]

Oped | Pre-Calculus IS on the SAT and students need it by 11th grade

An Opinion by Carolyn Simpson, SVSD School Board Director You hear it everywhere: most kids will need some college. You hear it from President Obama and from our state’s Washington Student Achievement Council. … [Read more...]

Mount Si Students Deliver Big Results with Spring Service Project

The Mount Si High School National Honor Society, the largest club at Mount Si, recently completed its second annual Spring Service Project in partnership with the City of Snoqualmie. About 250 NHS members, … [Read more...]

Police Blotter | Baby in Running Car Citation; the Wolves had us Scared, really; Dude, Where’s my Car; True ‘Cat Fight’

Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to in North Bend and Snoqualmie during the first half of April. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUSPICIOUS | … [Read more...]

Fall City Elementary Student Names King County Sheriff’s Office NEW Rescue Vehicle

Late last year the King County Sheriff’s Office received a light tracked snow vehicle, also known as a “snowcat,” from the Department of Defense’s 1033 program, which provides surplus equipment to law … [Read more...]

The New Food Option in Town: Wicked Wiches

There's a new shop in town - to be more precise , a sandwich shop located in downtown Snoqualmie. Hidden in the back of the small Snoqualmie Market on Railroad Ave lies Wicked Wiches Sandwich Shop. The … [Read more...]

Jazz Walk Brings Night of Live Music to Streets of North Bend for 5th Straight Year

It's time to get your Jazz on at the 5th annual North Bend Jazz Walk this Saturday, April 23rd from 6pm-Midnight. And one ticket get you access to all the live jazz music one town can provide - at least for … [Read more...]

State Honors Multiple Snoqualmie Valley Schools with Washington Achievement Awards

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education awarded their 2015 Washington Achievement Award this week and four Snoqualmie Valley schools made the list. The Washington … [Read more...]

Business Comings | Unique New Business Fuses Pilates with Physical Therapy

A former professional ballet dancer turned physical therapist, Lisa Apple, is bringing a new twist to local PT treatment - working to make good on the promise she made herself when she went back to school for a … [Read more...]

Student Opinion | In Defense of Stress: Working Hard, Preparing for my Future

I should preface this by saying that I am fully aware that my story is not everyone’s story. A 4-year-university, most likely out-of-state, was the only post-grad option for me. Not because of anything my … [Read more...]

Weekend Recycling Event – that even Takes all those Old, boxy TV’s

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and the City of North Bend are hosting a free special recycling event at the Mount Si High School Freshman Campus. King County residents may bring … [Read more...]

Traffic Alert | Paving at Tokul Roundabout expected to Cause Long Delays this week

Looks like Snoqualmie Valley drivers will have one more round paving work to endure in the Tokul Roundabout area near Snoqualmie Falls. The City of Snoqualmie said final paving will occur at the roundabout … [Read more...]

‘Chief for a Day’ Chosen by Snoqualmie Police Department: Zach Cezar Named Top Cop

This week the Snoqualmie Police Department selected 7-year-old Zach Cezar as its honorary chief -  thanks to the community’s nominations. Officers will celebrate Zach's life at Chief for a Day, a statewide … [Read more...]